FALL RIVER: The Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society (SWEPS) held a clean up on July 31 of one of the brook’s they recently restored.
Joining them was the clean team from Clean Nova Scotia; Amy Weston with Adopt-A-Stream and the N.S. Salmon Association; MLA Bill Horne; other members of SWEPS; and Environment Minister Iain Rankin.
Rankin wasn’t afraid to get dirty, dress clothes and all, as he helped move rocks from an area to allow for the water to flow further.
Many at the site were surprised at how clean it was, a couple commenting it may be because Lockview High held a cleanup before school ended, although they were unsure. They hope that it will remain the way it is.
As the afternoon progressed, the volunteers moved down Blacks Brook to work on and around some branches and digger logs.
Levi Marshall with SWEPS and Morgan Book had the task of building a better flow for the water over a digger log for the fish in the fall.
Meanwhile, two other Clean N.S. volunteers walked further down trying to pick up any garbage they saw in the brook or near it.
The volunteers finished up shortly afterwards.